ambient displays overview

ambient orb

A more general overview over things happening and that happend in the field of ambient displays. The more mobile aspects will be further explored.

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ignorance is strength

The metaphor of “Big Brother” should be taken more serious and literal, it seems to me, than it can be usually observed: The “Brother” implies that we do not fear him when we encouter him. Even if we feel observed we don’t care.

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proceed: your mobile making friends

As my phone might collect quite a lot of IDs (though the option to switch it off should exist), for the simple reason that I meet a lot of people, it could easily become a large database with no meaning. So some more contextual information will help to determine the kind of contact:

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scenario: mobile flock

mobileflock presentation screenshot mov: 5.7 mb

Based on the idea of tablet whacking, mobile phones, whacked or otherwise introduced to each other, could form a very instantanous space for collaboration. As usually everyone brings along his mobile, one will find in every group, meeting or gang a collection of screens and processors.

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scenario: your mobile making friends

mobilefriends screenshot mov: 3.9 mb

Why not use your mobile phone to keep track of your social network? Why not remove the splitting into a virtual network online and your every day meeting of people in “real life”? Isn’t it all the same?

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